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Definitions for withal
wɪðˈɔl, wɪθ-with·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstandingadverb

    despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)

    "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"

  2. withaladverb

    together with this


  1. withaladverb

    All things considered; nevertheless; besides

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Withaladverb

    Etymology: with and all.

    Yet it must be withal considered, that the greatest part of the world are they which be farthest from perfection. Richard Hooker.

    How well supply’d with noble counsellors?
    How modest in exception, and withal
    How terrible in constant resolution? William Shakespeare, Hen. V.

    The one contains my picture, prince;
    If you chuse that, then I am yours withal. William Shakespeare.

    This that prince did not transmit as a power, to make conquest, but as a retinue for his son, and withal to enable him to recover some part of Ulster. John Davies, Ireland.

    God, when he gave me strength, to shew withal
    How slight the gift was, hung it in my hair. John Milton.

    Christ had not only an infinite power to work miracles, but also an equal wisdom to know the just force and measure of every argument, to persuade, and withal to look through and through all the dark corners of the soul of man, and to discern what prevails upon them, and what does not. South.

    I cannot, cannot bear; ’tis past; ’tis done:
    Perish this impious, this detested son!
    Perish his sire, and perish I withal,
    And let the house’s heir, and the hop’d kingdom fall. Dryd.

    Time brings means to furnish him withal;
    Let him but wait th’ occasions as they fall. Daniel.

    It is to know what God loves and delights in, and is pleased withal, and would have us do in order to our happiness. John Tillotson.

    We owe to christianity the discovery of the most perfect rule of life, that ever the world was acquainted withal. John Tillotson.


  1. withal

    Withal is an archaic English term that can mean several things depending on its use in a sentence. It can be used as an adverb meaning 'in addition; besides', 'nevertheless; however'. As a preposition, it means 'with'. It is rarely in use in modern English.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Withaladverb

    with this; with that

  2. Withaladverb

    together with this; likewise; at the same time; in addition; also

  3. Withal

    with; -- put after its object, at the end of sentence or clause in which it stands

  4. Etymology: [With + all.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of withal in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of withal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of withal in a Sentence

  1. John Selden:

    Patience is the chiefest fruit of study; a man that strives to make himself different from other men by much reading gains this chiefest good, that in all fortunes he hath something to entertain and comfort himself withal.

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    (of a glutinous liquid such as paint) not completely dried and slightly sticky to the touch
    A butch
    B unsealed
    C indiscernible
    D tacky

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